Theatre Comique

Event Information

Theatre Comique [1867- : 514 Broadway]

Manager / Director:
Robert W. [manager] Butler

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
28 June 2020

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

27 Dec 1869, 7:30 PM
28 Dec 1869, 7:30 PM
29 Dec 1869, 2:30 PM
29 Dec 1869, 7:30 PM
30 Dec 1869, 7:30 PM
31 Dec 1869, 7:30 PM
01 Jan 1870, 2:30 PM
01 Jan 1870, 7:30 PM

Program Details

The silver knights and Kiralfy’s “Hungarian dance” were performed every day of this week, but the citations note that the program will otherwise feature “a constant change every evening.” None of these additional, changing pieces is identified in any citation. George H. Coes and Madeline Hardy on Friday and Saturday only. Annie Hindle on Saturday only.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 26 December 1869, 2.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 27 December 1869, 5.

“The management of the Theatre Comique announce a change of programme for every evening during the week. The principal feature, however—the Amazonian ballet, entitled ‘The Silver Knights’—will remain intact.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 30 December 1869, 2.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 31 December 1869, 2.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 01 January 1870, 310.

“The Theatre Comique continues to give one of the best variety entertainments ever witnessed in this city. The very best attraction to be found in the country is secured at all times. This week Master Kiralfy, late of the Tammany, appears, and the ballet divertissement of ‘Silver Knights’ will be presented with the dashing premier danseuse Venturoli in several solos, assisted by Kate Pennoyer and Oberti. Geo. Coes, who is under engagement to Mr. Butler, will shortly arrive from California and open here.”

Review: New York Clipper, 08 January 1870, 318, col. 3 .

“George Coes put in an appearance at the Theatre Comique on New Year’s eve [sic] in some of his best acts, and met with a hearty reception. Mr. Coes is one of the most versatile performers in the business. The Amazonia [sic] ballet of ‘The Silver Knights’ was very well done the past week, introducing Venturoli in some of her most graceful dances. The ladies of the ballet were all dressed handsomely and did well. Arnold Kiralfy did the Hungarian dance and received an encore each evening. Madeline [sic] Hardy, vocalist, also appeared.”